Lab-Grown Diamonds

The Sustainable Alternative

What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds can be considered real diamonds in every sense of the term.

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as laboratory-created diamonds and cultured diamonds, are dazzling gemstones meticulously cultivated within the controlled environment of a laboratory, using the finest raw materials.

Our Premium Certified Lab-Grown Diamonds possess the same chemical properties as some of the finest mined diamonds unearthed.

These stunning creations have the same chemical composition and crystal lattice structure as their natural counterparts, delivering an ethical and environmentally responsible alternative.

They possess the same brilliance, fire, and scintillation as natural diamonds, sharing identical physical and optical properties.


How Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Made?

Creating lab-grown diamonds involves harnessing advanced scientific methods.

Two primary techniques, high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapour deposition (CVD), are commonly employed.

In HPHT, carbon is subjected to extreme pressure and temperature conditions, while CVD involves the deposition of carbon atoms onto a diamond seed, replicating the natural forces that shape diamonds but in a controlled and efficient manner.

The result is a remarkable gemstone that mirrors the brilliance and beauty of nature's own creations, emerging as a testament to human ingenuity and innovation.

While natural diamonds may have formed over many, many years, lab-grown diamonds can be created in just a few weeks.

Lab-grown diamonds truly offer an exciting and ethical alternative to traditional diamond sourcing.

The journey into the world of lab-grown diamonds continues, and you're invited to uncover the secrets they hold.

Sustainability Ethics and Environmental Responsibility:
Lab-Grown Diamonds

Our sustainable Premium Certified Lab-Grown Diamonds are environmentally responsible, having considerably less impact than a mined diamond.

We build supplier relationships with ethical businesses who have established protocols in place to ensure our raw materials are legitimately and responsibly sourced, and free of unlawful conflict.

When you purchase from SECRETS, you’re purchasing from a company that is committed to retaining Climate Active certified carbon neutrality, working towards net zero, and achieving B Corp certification.

Our Premium Certified Lab-Grown diamonds are not only more sustainable than their natural counterparts but also inherently ethically sourced and entirely conflict-free.

They are meticulously cultivated within controlled laboratory settings, sparing them from the ethical concerns associated with mining practices and the potential for diamond-related conflicts that have marred the natural diamond industry.

In terms of environmental impact, lab-grown diamonds shine as an eco-conscious choice, leaving a smaller carbon footprint due to their reduced energy and water requirements compared to the extensive mining and transportation processes associated with natural diamond extraction.

Choosing lab-grown diamonds signifies a commitment to a more responsible and sustainable path in the world of fine jewellery.

Exquisite Craftsmanship and Unmatched Quality

Whether you opt for our Premium Certified Lab-Grown Diamonds or our Signature Simulant Diamonds, you can expect nothing but exquisite quality and craftsmanship.

With our Signature Simulant Diamonds, quality and clarity are the cornerstones of our commitment to excellence, meaning we select only the highest quality 5A grade Cubic Zirconia stones.

When used in jewellery, 5A CZ stones exude the same captivating sparkle and fire as natural diamonds, offering an elegant and cost-effective alternative for those seeking brilliance without the cost of genuine diamonds.

Our Premium Certified Lab-Grown Diamonds are the perfect choice for engagement rings and fine jewellery. Their remarkable quality and brilliance make them an exquisite and ethical alternative for those special moments.

In contrast to natural diamonds, our lab-grown diamonds are masterfully created to be virtually flawless, bearing minimal inclusions or flaws.

This dedication ensures that each piece of jewellery we offer exudes the epitome of beauty and refinement, making it a striking symbol of love and commitment, and deserving of the most special moments in life.

How Long Do Lab-Grown Diamonds Last?

Lab-grown diamonds possess the same durability as natural diamonds - they are the same hardness, being 10, on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.

These diamonds are crafted with meticulous precision, ensuring exceptional quality and durability.

They are renowned for their resilience and ability to withstand everyday wear.

The remarkable resilience of lab-grown diamonds ensures that with the right care and expertise, they can be enjoyed for years to come - just like natural diamonds.

In essence, when set in a secure and well-crafted engagement ring setting, lab-grown diamonds should last many lifetimes.

Lab-Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

The allure of lab-grown diamonds is that they are real diamonds - just grown in highly-controlled environments that replicate those of natural diamonds.

Both exhibit the same captivating brilliance and share identical physical properties.

It's only under meticulous gemological scrutiny and rigorous testing that distinctions come to light. In everyday settings, lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds stand side by side, visually indistinguishable, ensuring that your choice is a symphony of dazzling beauty and unwavering ethical responsibility.

When it comes to price, lab-grown diamonds gracefully take the stage as an eminently cost-effective choice compared to their natural counterparts.

The exact price range is influenced by several factors, such as size, cut, quality, and individual diamond characteristics.

Lab-grown diamonds will consistently offer a more budget-friendly option, making them an appealing choice for those seeking exquisite sparkle without the premium price tag.


How Can You Tell if a Diamond is Man-Made or Natural?

Determining whether a diamond is of natural or lab-grown origin relies on specialised methods.

Gemologists employ sophisticated techniques like spectroscopy and the scrutiny of growth patterns.

One such determining factor is the presence of nitrogen - natural diamonds have tiny amounts of nitrogen, while a lab-grown diamond does not.

Lab-grown diamonds are often laser-inscribed for easy identification, and their certificates unequivocally specify their origin.

Why Are Lab-Grown Diamonds The Diamond Alternative of Choice For Engagement Rings?

The tradition of proposing with a sparkling diamond engagement ring has been deeply ingrained in our culture for decades. However, in today’s society, couples are increasingly looking for diamond alternatives for engagement rings to reflect their evolving values and priorities. One such alternative that is gaining popularity is lab-grown diamonds.

Lab-grown diamonds offer a wide range of options in terms of shapes, sizes, and settings.

This diversity allows you to customise your engagement ring to fit your unique style and preferences.

Whether you prefer a classic round cut, an elegant princess cut, or a trendy cushion cut, you can find a lab-grown diamond to match your vision.

Lab-Grown Diamonds Shape and Size Customisation Options

Lab-grown diamonds embrace versatility, allowing for exquisite customisation tailored to specific jewellery designs.

We offer an extensive array of shapes and sizes ensuring that you can select the ideal lab-grown diamond to perfectly complement your unique preferences and jewellery designs.

The world of lab-grown diamonds is a treasure trove of choices, offering you the opportunity to craft bespoke and visually stunning jewellery pieces.

The Timeline of Lab-Grown Diamond Production

The process of growing a lab-grown diamond typically spans a few weeks to a few months. It involves various stages, including crystal growth, cutting, and polishing.

Several factors impact the production time of lab-grown diamonds, including the desired size, quality, and complexity of the diamond. Larger and higher-quality diamonds may take longer to produce.

Seasonal variations in the availability of lab-grown diamonds may occur, primarily due to fluctuations in demand rather than production time considerations. Manufacturers strive to meet market demands by planning production cycles accordingly.

Custom Orders take approximately 3 weeks.

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